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Desmond Trovon Koger

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A Branchville man must remain on house arrest during the first six months of his five-year probation term on drug charges.

Desmond Trovon Koger, 38, of 190 Stephens Street, pleaded guilty to second-offense possession with intent to distribute marijuana and second-offense possession with intent to distribute heroin before Circuit Judge Maite Murphy on Sept. 30.

Murphy sentenced him to 20 years in prison, suspended to probation for five years, with the first six months served as house arrest.

Murphy also ordered him to complete 150 hours of public service employment.

He’s also required to complete substance abuse counseling and undergo random drug/alcohol testing.

A grand jury indicted Koger on third-offense possession with intent to distribute heroin.

In other pleas:

• Vincent J. Bonnette Jr., 27, of 748 Bonnette Road, Cope, pleaded guilty to first-offense driving under the influence.

Murphy sentenced him to 30 days at the Orangeburg County Detention Center or a $250 fine.

As part of his plea agreement, prosecutors dismissed the charges of resisting arrest and attempted escape.

• Michael Carl Kemmerlin, 37, of 150 Deer Pond Road, Cope, pleaded guilty to first-offense possession of Suboxone and first-offense possession of methamphetamine.

Murphy sentenced him to 40 days at the Orangeburg County Detention Center. He was given credit for time served.

• Keith Dargan Oliver Jr., 36, of 429 Neeses Highway, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to grand larceny valued more than $10,000 and first-offense third-degree burglary.

Murphy sentenced him to three years in prison and recommends that he serve the sentence in an addiction treatment unit.

A grand jury indicted him on the charge of second-degree violent burglary.

• Joshua Lenard Rivers, 26, of 404 Blossom Street, North, pleaded guilty to third-degree assault and battery.

Murphy sentenced him to two days of time served in jail.

• Dominique Sade Wilkins, 31, of 940 Craven Lane, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to third-degree assault and battery.

Murphy sentenced him to 30 days in jail, suspended to one year of probation.

She ordered him to undergo random/drug alcohol testing and to complete a batterer’s treatment program.

• John Ricky Lovett, 63, of 123 Love Lane, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to public disorderly conduct.

Murphy sentenced him to 30 days in jail or a $100 fine.

Prosecutors dismissed Lovett’s charge of pointing and presenting a firearm at a person.

• Freddie Deamonte Dixon Jr., 20, of 843 Bryan Drive, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to unlawful carrying of a handgun.

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Murphy sentenced him to 30 days in jail or a $100 fine.

• Kendall Jacobi Lockard, 31, of 523 Duncan Street, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to possession of less than 28 grams of marijuana.

Murphy sentenced him to 30 days in jail or a $100 fine.

A grand jury indicted Lockard on the charge of first-offense possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

• James Oliver IV, 21, of 324 Bedford Avenue, North, pleaded guilty to possession of less than 28 grams of marijuana.

Murphy sentenced him to 30 days in jail or a $100 fine.

A grand jury indicted him on the charge of second or subsequent offense possession of less than 28 grams of marijuana.

• Lorenzo Wilkins, 36, of 120 Melvin Road, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to third-degree domestic violence.

Murphy sentenced him to 90 days in jail, suspended to two years of probation.

She also ordered him to receive substance abuse counseling, undergo random drug/alcohol testing and complete a batterer’s treatment program.

• Javarrus Antrell Shuler, 37, of 512 Country Road, Bowman, pleaded guilty to forgery, no amount given.

Murphy sentenced him to two years in prison, suspended to one year of probation.

She also ordered him to pay restitution and undergo random drug/alcohol testing.

She stipulated that his probation may end early after payment of court fees, fines and restitution.

• Amontaie Shaunbria Ernestine Nimmons, 20, of 704 Representative Circle, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to first-offense possession of cocaine.

Murphy sentenced her to 67 days in jail and gave her credit for time served.

Orangeburg Municipal Judge Virgin Johnson dismissed Nimmons’ charge of resisting arrest at her preliminary hearing on Sept. 18.

• Dametri Orvil Dale, 21, of 4301 Savannah Bay Place, Jupiter, Florida, pleaded guilty to identity fraud to evade law enforcement.

Murphy sentenced him to 30 days in jail or a $200 fine.

• Donovan Clark Thompson, 20, of 194 Redd Road, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to first-offense third-degree burglary and petit larceny of $2,000 or less.

Murphy sentenced him under the Youthful Offender Act not to exceed five years, suspended to 18 months.

She ordered him to obtain his GED, undergo random drug/alcohol testing and pay restitution.

As part of his plea agreement, prosecutors dismissed the charge of criminal conspiracy.

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